Diether of Isenburg
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(1412, Büdingen – May 6/7, 1482, Aschaffenburg), archbishop of Mainz 1460–1461/1463 and 1476–1482. He studied in Cologne and Erfurt; in 1459 he was chosen over Adolf of Nassau to become archbishop of Mainz. Increased confirmation taxes, the prohibition of appeal to a council, as well as efforts to effect imperial reforms brought him into conflict with the pope and the emperor; he was deposed by Pius II. The election and installation of Adolf of Nassau as archbishop in December 1461 sparked off the Chapter Feud of Mainz; in 1462, he was excommuni…

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Jürgensmeier, Friedhelm, “Diether of Isenburg”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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